This season marks the fourth year of the OMHA Coach of the Month presented by The Coaches Site. We asked for nominations of deserving coaches and after much deliberation, Kyle Raymond of the Tecumseh-Shoreline Tier 1 U9 team was selected as the Coach of the Month for November.
Here's his story as told by his nomination:
Coach Kyle has contributed his time, effort and knowledge to this age group. Not only are players developing their skills and building chemistry on the ice, they're forging friendships off the ice that will last a lifetime. Coach Kyle sends a clear message of discipline to his players that reminds them they're representing the emblem on the front of their jersey as well as the name on the back of it. He expects his players to open doors for others in the community and set an example of what a Tecumseh Eagle should be.
Coach Kyle is currently working on getting the U9 Eagles involved in a community endeavour called Snow & Leaf Angels. This is a volunteer service that identifies and provides aid to members of our community who are either senior residents or have physical disabilities. As a parent group, we are thankful to have Coach Kyle mentoring our children and hope the players will continue to pay forward the valuable life lessons hockey is teaching them.